Katana : Echizen Daijo Fujiwara Kunitsugu

Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature : Echizen Daijo Fujiwara Kunitsugu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Echizen Daijo Fujiwara Kunitsugu belongs to Jyo saku ranking.

Shinto : Chujyo Saku : Yamashiro
The blade was polished
Habaki : Cooper double habaki
Blade length : 70.0 cm or 27.55 inches.
Sori : 0.2 cm or 0.07 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.92 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.93 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo period Keian era.
Shape : The blade is 7cm suruage machiokuri and small sori which is called Kanbun style.
On the front, a dragon is engraved.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie aattach and well grained Jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare with thick nioikuchi and in Ha, there are many sunagashi and kinsuji work.

Special feature : Echizen Daijyo Fujiwara Kunitsugu was reported as a student of Dewa Daiyo Fujiwara Kunimichi.
The deki (Hamon and Jigane) looks typical Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kunimichi.
Probable He made a lot of swords for his master.
On the some books, his gassaku mei with his master Dewa Daijyo Hujiwara kunimichi.
It means he is quite well relationship between his master.
Therefor he made few swords during his sword life.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : On mokko shape iron tsuba, some designs are engraved and inlayed with gold in Nunome(cloth) pattern.
Fuchikashira : On the syakudo plate, rough waves and sprays and a rubbit are engraved.
Saya : Black roar saya.
Menuki : On the Shakudo, autumn flowers, autumn insects are engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 900,000 JPY-


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